Howdy friends! I am super excited to share this tutorial with you today. Can I tell you a secret? I had no idea how to make flowers using a Cricut machine until last week. But I figured it out and decided to write a simple tutorial showing you how to do it!
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I wanted to make some flowers out of card-stock using my Cricut machine (I have a Cricut Explore Air 2). Turns out, you can make these with the Explore Air 2 or the Maker! I absolutely love how these turned out. I was shocked at how easy it was and kinda disappointed in myself for being overwhelmed and not trying it sooner.
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How To Make Flowers:
First of all, you need to cut the flowers with your Cricut Machine. Start in Design Space (new to all of this? Check out this post all about Design Space). Click “Image” and then search for 3d flower. A bunch of images of swirls will come up, and that is what you want. I cut a whole bunch to see which ones I liked. Click on the ones you want and then hit “make it”.
If you are a visual learner- just click on the video to watch how to make the flowers.
Once you have a swirl or two (or many) cut, you will begin curling it. Have your glue gun ready! Start from the outside of the swirl and then curl in. I found this easiest to do while holding the edge of the paper swirl with my Cricut tweezers. Use a dab of hot glue to hold the paper together when you curl it. Keep curling and add a little dab of glue as you go. When you get to the end there is a little tab cut at the end of thte swirl, that is the bottom of the flower. Cover the tab with hot glue and then place the bottom of the flower on the tab. Hold for a few seconds to let it cool a bit.
I added magnets on the backs of the flowers because I wanted to use them as embellishments for my latest obsession…Chalk Couture. If you have never heard of Chalk Couture, but want to know more…click here.
This Chalk Couture board is magnetic, so I wanted to make 3d flowers to by latest creation. I actually did a whole bunch of flowers in different sizes for one project.
And then little succulent flowers for another project. What do you think? I love them both!